Category Archives: welsh highland railway

Rainspotting

After taking the Narrow Planet sales stand to the 009 Society AGM at Rainford in Merseyside, Tom and I spent an enjoyable week with a couple of other friends in north Wales, staying in Llan Ffestiniog. Enjoyable, despite the rain, … Continue reading

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Achievement unlocked

Okay, so the blog has been a little quiet this year. Reason 1: Work. Reason 2: I’ve been spending available non-work time pushing Narrow Planet forwards, both in the development of a much-needed new website and in the physical manifestation … Continue reading

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There’s no school like the old school pt II

The owners of the cottage at Rhyd Ddu were clearly fans and supporters of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways. There was a great print of K1 on the wall of the living room, and the traditional holiday cottage bookshelf … Continue reading

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Garratt spotting

One of the advantages (or disadvantages) of a cottage near the WHR is that you get to see the trains a lot. Although, with the two Garratts running the service most of the time, what you actually see is the … Continue reading

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Onward through the Aberglaslyn

On Wednesday we finally got to our proper journey on the Welsh Highland Railway, from Rhyd Ddu down to Pont Croesor. The latest extension across the farmland reclaimed from the Glaslyn estuary has only recently opened, and brings the railway … Continue reading

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